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Mental health support at St Michael’s Lodge

For a trial period only, through our unique partnership with the holistic treatment centre St Michael’s Lodge, our members can now receive mental health support as part of their membership benefits with West Midlands Police Benevolent Fund.

We are now offering a wide variety of counselling, covering all aspects of professional and personal life to support you and your mental health.

Members can receive up to eight online counselling sessions from a professional team of psychotherapists who are trained in many areas of counselling, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Bereavement Counselling

A self-referral system

This means there is no need to go through your line-manager at work. Your application will be made directly through us, ensuring your self-referral remains totally anonymous.

Their team of dedicated counsellors will be in touch to discuss the best course of treatment or therapy. Once you are assessed, you will receive the psychotherapist most appropriate.

Protecting your confidentiality

Once we have authorised your application, St Michael’s Lodge will deal with your form in the strictest of confidence and details about your application will NOT be shared with anyone else.

Types of therapy/counselling available

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of therapy that looks at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and helps to change some of these to manage your problems.

A key part of this type of therapy is identifying the negative thinking patterns that you may feel trapped in, helping you to break free from these and to feel better.

CBT focuses on equipping you with the tools to deal with the current problems in your life and to relieve the symptoms you may be facing as a result. The therapy helps you to make links to your past and how your beliefs started in order to deal with them.


Person Centred Therapy

When you are attending counselling sessions with a person-centred counsellor, you will be encouraged to bring your own issues to the session – the counselling is led by you and not directed by the counsellor.

Many people, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. A person-centred counsellor will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence.

Seek help now

To start the self-referral process simply, click on the link Counselling Application to download the application form. Once completed please email directly to: 

A member of the St Michael’s Lodge counselling team will contact you to discuss whether mental health counselling is suitable and discuss the next steps.

Please note: A successful application for online counselling will be considered as a member’s annual allowance for treatment at St Micheal’s Lodge and no further applications to stay at the Lodge for treatment will be considered for that calendar year. Please refer to  our FAQ page for details.
The counselling sessions are for subscribing members only and unfortunately not available for family members.

Charity Number: 1186628

Company Number: 03179216

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